Tomer Heymann is an Israeli award-winning documentary filmmaker whose career has spanned over two decades and includes some of the most successful films in the history of Israeli documentary cinema. His critically acclaimed films have screened in festivals worldwide and have received prizes at the Berlinale, The Israeli Academy of Film and Television, Hot Docs, SXSW, and IDFA. Two of his films, "Mr. Gaga" (2015) and "Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" (2016), have streamed on Netflix. "Mr. Gaga" was also shortlisted for the European Academy Awards, theatrically released in 17 countries, and is considered the most viewed Israeli documentary in the country's history. Heymann has been previously voted as one of "The Top Ten Most Influential People in Israeli Art" and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Monterey International Film Festival in Mexico. Several retrospectives have been dedicated to Heymann's films in New York, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, and Istanbul. His most recent films include "Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life" which won the 2019 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary and aired on the highly regarded BBC documentary series Storyville, and "I Am Not' (2021), which had its world-premiere at Docaviv and received both Best Director and Best Cinematography Awards. In 2022, a re-edited version of "Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life" was theatrically released in the US and received critical acclaim in major publications, including The New York Times, Deadline and IndieWire.
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